What is 1st Five?
Iowa’s 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative builds partnerships between physician practices and public service providers to enhance high quality well-child care. 1st Five promotes the use of developmental tools that support healthy mental development for young children during the first five years.
Overview of 1st Five Program
1st Five is a healthy mental development initiative that partners with primary care providers and with public health providers. 1st Five provides care coordination services to families to assist them in meeting their needs on a variety of levels. Referrals come to us from Primary care providers who identify children who have developmental concerns. 1st Five is a program through the Iowa Department of Public Health that has been funded since 2006.
For more information on First Five, contact Stacy at 641-828-2238, ext. 152.